Doing exactly what the brand name suggests, the high-end 2019 Topps Tribute Baseball pays tribute to Major League Baseball. Working with a hit-based format, every pack contains one autograph or relic and a box totals three autographs and three relics.
Just as in previous years, the 2019 MLB release is exclusive to Hobby stores. Each case includes two tougher autograph inserts, as well.
2019 Topps Tribute Baseball Base / Buybacks
Offering past, present and future talent, 2019 Topps Tribute Baseball features a premium base set with a limited print run. Parallels include Green (#/99), Purple (#/50), Red (#/10) and Black (1/1) versions. The 2019 rookie players average two per case with 10 subjects in total.
Unlike many of the reprints that are the norm in Topps sets these days, the Tribute to 1951 Topps inserts are the real deal. Numbered to just five, these special framed cards display buybacks via five complete sets for 1951 Topps that are randomly inserted into 2019 Tribute.
2019 Topps Tribute Baseball Autographs
Otherwise, the rest of the 2019 Topps Tribute Baseball checklist is all hits. The numbered Tribute Autograph line is the main option, adding additional Blue (#/150), Green (#/99), Purple (#/50), Orange (#/25), Red (#/10), Black (1/1) and Printing Plate (1/1) editions.
New for 2019, collectors can uncover hard-signed inserts in Tribute to Enshrinement Autographs (#/99 or less) and Tribute to the Postseason Autographs (#/99 or less). Each “Tribute to” set averages one card per case. The one-of-one Tribute Career Achievement Award Autograph continuity for Hank Aaron is also new.
More choices are found in Iconic Perspectives Autographs (#/99 or less), which covers multiple eras, and League Inauguration Autographs (#/75 or less), for the rookies. These cards also mix in low-numbered Orange (#/25), Red (#/10) and Black (1/1) parallels.
Offering a little extra, the dual-player Tribute Tandem Book cards pair up stars.
2019 Topps Tribute Baseball Relics / Auto Relics
Matching the three autographs per box, collectors can also count on three game-used memorabilia cards per box. The specific breakdown for 2019 Topps Tribute Baseball should be one Stamp of Approval Relic (MLB Authenticated), one Dual Relic and one Tribute Triple Relic. All cards are numbered and offer Green (#/99), Purple (#/50), Orange (#/25), Red (#/10) and Black (1/1) parallels, as well.
Just for league veterans, the Autograph Patches (#/50) set has Red (#/10) and Black (1/1) parallels. Another rare find, Autograph Prime Patch features a jumbo authenticated swatch.
Release Date: August 7, 2019
Hobby Configuration: 3 cards per pack, 6 packs per box, 6 boxes per case
2019 Topps Tribute Baseball Hobby Pack Break
- 1 Autograph, Auto Relic or Relic Card
2019 Topps Tribute Baseball Hobby Box Break
- 3 Autographs
- 1 Stamp of Approval Relic, 1 Dual Relic and 1 Triple Relic
2019 Topps Tribute Baseball Hobby Case Hits
- 1 Tribute to the Postseason Autograph
- 1 Tribute to Enshrinement Autograph
- 2 Rookie Cards